Along with How-To articles for Expanding Your Mind Monday’s, we will also be showcasing individual fandoms on Mondays and giving our readers the tools to jump right in and start enjoying them too. To start off, I’d like to introduce one of my favorite fandoms, the Whedonverse.
The Whedonverse is a catch all term for all of the shows and properties created by Joss Whedon. These include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Joss Whedon is known for writing smart and funny television in the realms of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. If this sounds like something you might enjoy please read on to find out how to learn more.
The best place I can think of to go to get updates on everything that happens in relation to the Whedonverse is Whedonesque. It chronicles not only Joss’s new endeavors, but also those of Whedon show cast members, past and present. It is a great place to find everything happening now that relates back to Whedon. It will provide you with links to all kinds of related projects as well which might peak your interest and give you more of this wonderful fandom to devour.
If you’d like a short dose of Whedon to see if it is for you, I recommend checking out Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. This miniature musical includes the talents of Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day (A Girls Are Geeks favorite!).
There’s also all the TV series mentioned above which are all worth a good watch. These episodes are often circulated on hulu. Check it out periodically to see if they reshowing the start of any of these series to get a peek. A good starting point may be Firefly and the associated movie Serenity, as Firefly was only thirteen episodes so you aren’t undertaking a multi-season show right off the bat.
My introduction to this fandom was Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I can’t help but give it an extra shout out. I definitely recommend watching this series as it can provide hours of countless enjoyment. I also totally recommend reading Critically Touched reviews after episodes to get even more out of the viewing experience.